Other Refractive Surgery Options

Eye Care Specialists Serving Bend, OR and Surrounding Areas


While LASIK is the most popular form of laser vision correction, there are other refractive surgery options. Not all patients are ideal candidates for LASIK surgery. If you have been told you are not an ideal candidate for LASIK, you may have other options to correct your vision and decrease your dependence on glasses and contacts.

For those who aren’t able to have bladeless LASIK surgery, Infocus Eye Care also offers PRK surgery. Call (541) 318-8388 today for a free consultation.

PRK Refractive Surgery

Photo-refractive keratectomy, or PRK, is an alternative eye surgery solution for patients who do not meet the requirements for LASIK surgery. Like LASIK, PRK is used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In fact, PRK surgery differs only slightly from LASIK surgery. Instead creating a flap, Dr. Ida Alul or Dr. Patricia Buehler simply removes the epithelium, the top layer of tissue. The excimer laser is used to reshape your cornea.

At Infocus Eye Care, we are devoted to providing you with the latest in vision technology. We use the VISX STAR S4 IR excimer laser to reshape your cornea to provide optimal vision. Each treatment is customized to your eye and your unique optical system. 

The healing time for PRK surgery is slightly longer than required for LASIK. You may take over the counter medications to help relieve any discomfort in the first few days following surgery.

Determining Your Eligibility

If you are over the age of 50, you may be a candidate for lens replacement surgery.

No one surgery is ideally suited for every person. Our doctors apply their decades of combined experience in helping you determine what procedure will best suit your needs.

If you live in or around Bend, Oregon and are interested in learning more about your options for refractive surgery, please contact the friendly staff at Infocus Eye Care through the form on this page or call (541) 318-8388 to schedule a complimentary initial consultation today.